Articles by Gary Hayes

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Creativity Reigns at Stormy Weather Arts Festival in Cannon Beach

October 12th, 2016

The sound of music is spilling onto the streets and the buzz of activity rings in the storefronts. It’s Stormy…

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Coastal Wonders Between Gold Beach and Brookings

September 23rd, 2016

The House Rock Viewpoint (mile marker 351.2) offers ocean views and access to trails that will lead you north to…

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Which Central Coast town is best for secluded beaches and a laid-back vibe?

Consider Yachatsas your destination. I think it fits your description and desires better than any town on the Central…

September 19th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Are dogs allowed on Oregon Coast beaches?

In general, most of Oregon’s beaches allow dogs. Some beaches within local enforcement areas may require that…

September 2nd, 2016- Post Your Answer
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How can I see the Oregon Coast on a budget?

Oregon State Parks offer access to some of the most remarkable scenic views and natural areas on the Oregon Coast. Many…

August 22nd, 2016- Post Your Answer
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6 Great Hikes on the Wild Rivers Coast

August 16th, 2016

Trails through lush rainforest emerge to stunning ocean views and wild crashing waves, but there’s much more awaiting…

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What events are happening on the Oregon Coast at the end of summer?

Late-September through early-October is a great time to visit the Oregon Coast for outdoor recreation and wildlife…

August 9th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Where is the closest crabbing/clamming location to Portland?

The best beaches for razor clamming on the Oregon Coast are about 90 minutes from Portland in the Seaside area and…

July 28th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Seek Out Adventure in Port Orford

July 27th, 2016

Battle Rock Park in Port Orford beckons to visitors passing through this little town with its beautiful view of a…

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What are your top 5 places to spend a night (or two) on the Oregon Coast?

My choices would be Cannon Beach, Newport, Yachats, Bandon and Gold Beach for the following reasons: Cannon Beach is a…

July 6th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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About Author Gary Hayes

Gary Hayes is publisher of Coast Explorer Magazine and founder of Explorer Media Group, a travel media and marketing company based in Seaside. Gary is a native Oregonian whose earliest memories include working on his grandfather’s fishing boat on the Oregon Coast. Now living in Cannon Beach, Gary is an extensively published photographer and writer focusing on the Oregon Coast and the Northwest's food and wine culture. He also serves as Executive Director of the SavorNW Wine Awards.

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